Monday, February 25, 2013

Bollywood Marathon

Soooo...My husband and I spent our weekend, when we weren't running up and down with the kids, watching Indian movies. On Friday I found this wonderful movie called Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman. It was funny, heart wrenching and romantic. Its a wonderfully woven story about love of family, sacrifice and growth. It stars Rani Mukerji as Badki, Konkona Sen Sharma as Chutki, Jaya Bachchan, as Shabitri, Abhishek Bachchan as Rohan and Kunal Kapoor as Vivaan. The movie like most Indian movies, is a treat to the senses. The music, the colors, the emotion leaves you wanting more. Oh, and did I mention the word "sensual"? I would say this is a feeling that runs through most of the movies we watched this weekend. Curtains will be flowing slowly in the wind and you're thinking "wow". All in all it was a treat. If you have a chance you should check it out.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A King's Breakfast!

You have to make your way to the blog A Kings Breakfast. One of my best friends Debbie is the creator of this blog and when she told me she was doing this, I thought of course she is, her cooking is phenomenal! She has great healthy ideas for breakfast and brunch and they are delicious! How do I know? I've had that little blackberry and cherry bar above and it was SCRUMPTIOUS!!! Link here for the recipe. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day To My First Love

I can't think of a more appropriate time to write about the first love of my life – my dad. His name was Gordon. He was a really great guy who marched to the beat of his own drum. He was funny and scarily intelligent. Our home was filled with philosophy and history books. He cursed like a sailor, not because of a limited vocabulary, but because he liked it! He treated people with respect regardless of who they were or where they came from. My guy friends used to come and visit us not to see me but to sit down and have debates with my dad. He was just that kind of guy. He wasn't perfect by any means but he was always there for his kids. And look he was already treating me like a queen at 3 months old. I mean what more could a girl want?

Love you dad. Happy Valentines Day.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Time!!!

Once strawberries are in season, we pack up the kids in the car and take a trek to one of our favorite haunts, Brandon Farms in Brandon, Florida. It's about 30 minutes away from us but so worth it. They are famous for their strawberry shortcake and I can tell you why its soooooo yummy!!! On one side you can order your shortcake and the other they have a vegetable stand and they also sell jars of jams and honey (you can try the different varieties). Once you're finished with dessert, I mean lunch (in our case) you can go around the back and take in the acres of strawberries. It's just gorgeous! We also had a surprise friend join us at the farm. Isn't he cute! Too bad I'm allergic.